2022 Conference

Public Health Equity: Building a Stronger New York

The Public Health Partnership Conference will be held in-person this year with a virtual component available for those unable to travel. The event will be held in the city of Niagara Falls, NY April 27-29, 2022. NYSPHA and our partners (NYS Association of County Health Officials, NYS Association for Rural Health and the NYS Conference on Environmental Health Directors) are working hard to plan an event that will bring you an exciting, informative and educational experience as we join our public health colleagues in-person again.

Both in-person and virtual attendees will have the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the state and participate in general plenary sessions presenting a wide array of public health knowledge and insights from local county health department directors to the APHA president. Attendees will have the choice of several breakout sessions to choose from, visit exhibitor booths both virtually and in-person, attend wellness events including yoga and a live cooking class and view poster presentations.

Our 71st Annual Meeting will offer you all you have come to expect from the NYS Public Health Partnership Conference!

This conference is designed for public health educators, academic staff, county health officials and employees, students, medical and dental practitioners, state health employees and others in the field of public health, education and medical care.  We welcome all individuals and organizations who share a common interest of promoting and protecting the public’s health.


          Conference Agenda

          The conference agenda can be found here

COVID Policy

The hosts of the 2022 Public Health Partnership Conference are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all conference participants. We are working with the Niagara Falls Convention Center staff to implement preventive measures to protect all attendees and reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus at the Conference. 

To this end, proof of full vaccination (including booster) required for all in-person attendance or valid medical exemption with negative PCR test within 24 hours of event. All attendees/presenters will need to wear a mask indoors when not eating/drinking. View our full COVID policy here.


Registration for in-person attendance at the Public Health Partnership Conference is now closed. You may register on-site but please review our COVID policy above for in-person attendance.

Virtual attendees, exhibitors and sponsors may still register on our conference platform: Whova.

*Not a NYSPHA member yet? Join here to enjoy one year of membership benefits plus register for the conference at the discounted rate! (A cost savings of $30!)

NEW this year! Attend the event in-person or virtually! 

In-Person Registration Includes:

  • Plenary Sessions
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Networking Events
  • Lunch
  • Continuing Education Credits (CHES/MCHES and CPH)
  • Wellness Room
  • In-Person Exhibitors
  • Virtual Exhibitors
  • Poster Presentations

Virtual Registration Includes:

  • Plenary Sessions
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Continuing Education Credits (CHES/MCHES and CPH)
  • Virtual Exhibitors
  • Poster Presentations

 Hotel Information

A block of rooms have been reserved just steps away from the Niagara Falls Convention Center at the Niagara Falls Sheraton located at 300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY. Rooms have been blocked for our event attendees at the GSA per diem rate of $96/night. To book your room at this rate, please call the hotel directly at 716-285-3361 and reference the New York State Public Health Association or reserve your room online here

A designation charge (DAF) of $26.95 is added per night by the hotel to include parking. Please reserve your room by March 30, 2022 to ensure the conference rate. 

View hotel amenities HERE

The DAF is a mandatory fee charged by the hotel includes* the following for overnight guests:

1. Parking (normally $30 Fee)

2. Two bottles of water

3. Discounts to local attractions via a passport book QR code

4. Discounts to local wineries

5. Match play to the adjacent Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino.

Inclusions are subject to change.

Restaurants within the hotel include Starbucks, Rainforest Cafe and a deli.


 Airport Information

The Buffalo/Niagara International Airport features many low cost airlines with flight options from NYC and other areas of the state. Arriving at the airport and want to share a ride to the convention center? Look for others attending to share rides with our event app here

Buffalo Airport Shuttle provides quality service at a low cost for those flying into the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Conference attendees booking as a group receive a 10% discount on rates.  Contact the Buffalo Airport Shuttle to make a reservation.

Train Information

Amtrak offers service directly into Niagara Falls from as far as NYC. View the train schedules here

Event Parking

Your daily "DAF" (destination amenity fee) charge includes on-site parking. If you are not a hotel guest, parking is $30/day at the hotel. Parking at the Niagara Falls Convention Center is $10/day.

Conference App       

Stay up to date! Download our conference app for real-time updates to the agenda, scheduler, announcements and networking list!

Call for Abstracts/Presenters

The call for abstracts is now closed. Please click here for more information.

Presenters who wish to attend the conference must register at the appropriate member/non-member rate below. Presenters who will only be attending to present their session should contact us to arrange logistics. We greatly appreciate presenters' contributions to this public health conference.


Student Posters

A call for student posters will be released in February 22, 2022. 

Student posters selected for presentation will be given a time slot at the conference. 

Award Nominations 

Each year at our Annual Meeting we have the honor of presenting several awards for outstanding service in the field of public health. A nomination form for award recipients has been released and will remain active until March 31st, 2022.  If there is an individual or organization that you would like to nominate for one of the following awards please submit your nomination. The individual or organization that you nominate does not have to be a member of NYSPHA. Click HERE to learn more and nominate a colleague. 

Continuing Education

The 2022 Public Health Partnership Conference will offer continuing education hours for CHES entry-level credits, MCHES advanced level credits and CPH credits. Up to 7 credit hours are available for the conference (Thursday and Friday) with 3 additional hours available for the pre-conference workshop on Wednesday. Please indicate on your registration form if you will be seeking CHES (and add your CHES number for easy tracking) or CPH credits. These credits are being offered free of charge with your paid registration. 



        Transfer/Cancellation Policy

    • If you register for the 2022 conference and cannot attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. All transfer/cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and received by NYSPHA no later than April 20, 2022. Please submit your request via email to info@nyspha.org
    • Cancellations received on or before April 20, 2022 will be refunded less a $10 administrative fee.
    • Cancellations received April 21, 2022 or later are not refundable.  Space at each event is limited. No-shows will be charged the full registration fee. 


      Conference registrations may be completed online and paid online via credit card or PayPal. You may also complete your payment offline via check or purchase order by registering online, printing your confirmation form and mailing it with payment to: 

      NYSPHA Annual Meeting,  PO Box 38127, Albany, NY 12203  

      If your company requires payment be made after an event or if you plan to pay on-site, please send an email to us for approval. We will mark your account accordingly so your registration is confirmed.


      Conference Rates

       General Registration Early Bird Rate (In-Person) through 3/15  In-Person Rate- after 3/15  Virtual Rate
       NYSPHA Members  $175 $235 $100 
       NYSARH Members  $175 $235 $100 
       NYSACHO Members  Please register via NYSACHO  Please register via NYSACHO  Please register via NYSACHO 
       Non-Members  $205  $255 $125 

       Students*  Registration Fee
       NYSPHA & NYSARH Student Members  $75

      Student Non-Members*

       Virtual- Student member  $25
       Virtual- Non-Member Student      $45  

      *Student rates are available for full-time students enrolled in a degree program who are not yet working full-time in the field. Qualifying student should be taking at least 9 credit hours (undergraduate degree) or 6 credit hours (graduate degree) per semester or comparable credits in a quarter system. Students must provide proof of status to qualify. Proof of status must include school name, student name and current course enrollment with credit hour details. 

      You may provide one of the following types of documentation as proof of status:

      • Official or unofficial transcript 
      • Letter from advisor (signed and recently dated)
      • Letter from registrar (signed and recently dated)
      • Third-Party Enrollment Certificate (must include current semester dates and a minimum of half-time student stats)
      (A student ID or tuition receipt does not qualify as acceptable proof of student status.)


          Event Information

      The conference will be held at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, located on Fall Street in Niagara Falls, NY. This state-of-the-art facility is within walking distance of Niagara Falls State Park and just steps away from the Sheraton at the Falls where we have blocked rooms for our event at the low rate of $96/night.

      For those attending only virtually, all events will take place using an online platform called Whova. You will receive an invite to the platform once your registration is complete. We encourage you to login and set up your profile prior to the conference to make the most of the networking and exhibitor opportunities. 

      Payment Information

      Registration fees may be paid via credit card online only or offline via check or purchase order. Registration on-site is available but we highly recommend you complete the registration form online to secure your spot. 


      We invite you to become an exhibitor or sponsors at the Public Health Partnership Conference! Many opportunities are available. Sponsor/exhibitor information can be found here

      Email Erin at  info@nyspha.org for more information. 

      Consent to Use of Photographic Images

      Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NYSPHA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registration to NYSPHA's use and distribution (now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's images or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audio tapes of such events activities. You may inform us that you object on the registration form. 

      Event and Registration Questions

       Contact us with any questions by phone or email:

      Tel:  (518) 427-5835  Email:  info@nyspha.org

      Networking Opportunities

      See our Networking Event page for more information. 

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